Jewish Journal

  • Evan Rachel Wood heads to HBO’s ‘True Blood’ UPDATE

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 25, 2009 | 3:14 pm

    It might be considered a disservice to her people that instead of playing a sweet girl studying for her Bat Mitzvah, Evan Rachel Wood entered Hollywood as a self-mutilating, drug addicted teenager in the movie “Thirteen.” For what it’s worth, Wood has never been interested in playing... read on

  • Those ‘Basterds!’: Huge opening weekend for Tarantino and more importantly, Harvey Weinstein

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 24, 2009 | 3:18 pm

    There were more than a few critics shaking the death rattle of “Inglourious Basterds” before its impressive opening weekend silenced them.

    Riffing on a two-page spread in Newsweek called “When Jews Attack” by Daniel Mendelsohn, former Chicago Reader film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum... read on

  • Jamie Lynn Sigler dishes on birthright: VIDEO

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 20, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    Meadow Soprano—known in real life as Jamie Lynn Sigler—appeared on the “Chelsea Lately” show to discuss her new recurring role on “Entourage.” Chelsea got her to gab about the usual late night talking points, who she’s dating (Jerry Ferrara who plays “Turtle” on Entourage), whether... read on

  • Is it game over for The Weinstein Company?

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 17, 2009 | 3:22 pm

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are trying to keep a sinking ship afloat. The legendary Hollywood producers, who were the first to build an independent studio that rivaled the majors with Miramax, are struggling to sustain The Weinstein Company, their mini movie studio, part deux. TWC was... read on

  • International financier Andrew Cohen takes Hollywood to the bank

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 13, 2009 | 5:54 pm

    One of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes powerbrokers is Andrew Cohen, an international financier who is gaining renown as one his industry’s top talents.

    A Managing Director at JP Morgan, Cohen oversees the firm’s private banking for the Southern California region. It’s a job... read on

  • One to Watch: Executive Nicky Weinstock

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 13, 2009 | 2:53 pm

    Introducing Nicky Weinstock, a lesser known Hollywood executive with an impressive resume and proven writing talent.

    The Harvard-graduate turned Hollywood exec has an unusually diverse background: According to the Huffington Post, he was a book editor at Random House, a teacher in... read on

  • David Mamet to write remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 12, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    From Variety:

    Disney has acquired the rights to film a new version of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  The film will be written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet.

    Mamet will use the famed diary, and the original play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, to tell the story of the young jewish girl who hid with her family from the Nazis in the an attic in Amsterdam. Mamet brings his own original take on the material that could re-frame the story as a young girl’s rite of passage.

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